Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop 2020

The third Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop will take place on August 3 - 4, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 we have decided to move the Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop 2020 to the cyberspace.

Therefore, we decided to extend our deadline. If you wish to participate, please submit a full paper by 15th  of May 2020. For further details, please see the Flyer (you may also use this for further distribution) or consult the application page.

Half of those with a lifetime mental health problem first experience symptoms by the age of 14, and 75% before they reach their mid-twenties (Kessler et al., 2007). The conditions are often persistent and recurrent meaning they influence the entire work-life of the affected individuals (OECD, 2012).

This workshop aims to gather (junior) researchers with an interest in applying the tools of economics to problems surrounding mental health. This includes, but is not limited to, mental health economics studies looking at informal care, loneliness, social exclusion, access to health care, insurance coverage, declines in physical health, age of onset, dementia, suicide, etc. Empirical analyses in this field are especially encouraged for Submission. 

Ezra Golberstein (University of Minnesota) and Martin Knapp (London School of Economics and Political Science) will deliver the keynotes for this workshop.


The Workshop is organized by Christoph Kronenberg, Ph.D (CINCH, University Duisburg-Essen) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Ansgar Wübker (LSCRRWI and Ruhr-University Bochum).

Die Durchführung der Veranstaltung wird durch eine Zuwendung der Royal Statistical Society, als auch der Royal Economic Society ermöglicht.

This event was made possible with kind supports from the Royal Statistical Society and the  Royal Economic Society.